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The Three Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Teenager

The Three Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Teenager

11.20.2014
he millennials are accomplishing great things. But too many of them look inside only to peer into a void that we, at least in part, have...
My 'Mommy Problem' Problem

My 'Mommy Problem' Problem

11.18.2014
One of the things I most feared prior to motherhood, and one of the things that most annoys me about it now that I actually have children,...
The Only Time Of Day Kids Think Parents Will Put Down Their Cell Phones

The Only Time Of Day Kids Think Parents Will Put Down Their Cell Phones

Rebecca Adams  10.13.2014
Despite studies that prove unplugging and spending time without your cell phone is beneficial for a number of reasons, parents know it...
8 Things It Took Parenthood to Teach Me About My Own Parents

8 Things It Took Parenthood to Teach Me About My Own Parents

10.10.2014
It's taken 30+ years of life, marriage and two kids to really understand what my parents have done -- and are still doing -- for me. Here...
Why I Want My Daughter To Curse

Why I Want My Daughter To Curse

10. 2.2014
I'm not ready for Sienna to have her mom's sailor mouth, but eventually, when she's a teen, I don't want her to be afraid of speaking the...
ADHD: Bad Kid Good Kid

ADHD: Bad Kid Good Kid

10. 2.2014
I often hear my friends describe a child as "a nice kid" and I know they do not say that about my son. My son is wild and unpredictable,...
Why I Taught My Daughter To Punch

Why I Taught My Daughter To Punch

09.30.2014
Never let anyone tell you what a woman can and cannot do. And should someone make fun of how little girls hit, offer to teach them.
How To Change Someone's Story

How To Change Someone's Story

09.26.2014
It doesn't take much to change someone's story. In fact, I've discovered six seconds will do.
The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

09.19.2014
What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest...
I've Been Holding My Daughter Back For My Son's Sake. Not Anymore.

I've Been Holding My Daughter Back For My Son's Sake. Not Anymore.

09.18.2014
Saying "yes" to her, often means saying "no" to him -- or forcing him to watch from the sidelines. Saying "no" to both seems easier --...
What Matters Most About Being a Father

What Matters Most About Being a Father

09.17.2014
Your kids need you to really love them. And loving them is more than just financially providing for them. You need to love them for who...
How To Get Your Kids To Bed In A Few (Dozen) Easy Steps

How To Get Your Kids To Bed In A Few (Dozen) Easy Steps

09.16.2014
All it takes is a practiced routine, a few (dozen) simple steps, and the patience of a saint to guide your kids to a night of dreamy splendor....
The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

09.10.2014
Being woken up in the middle of the night on occasion is one more moment, one more memory, one more incredible experience I get to have...
The Final Adventure of Nicky, the Skunk and the Dinosaur

The Final Adventure of Nicky, the Skunk and the Dinosaur

09. 4.2014
Most of the time, I stayed for a quick story and was glad I did. But now I look back and miss the Skunk and the Dinosaur, and I kick myself...